There is something about a person’s truth that really hits home in ways I believe fictional tales can’t. In this self-portrait there are truths and lies together in a journey to discovering my identity. This book sheds light on overcoming abuse in many complicated forms. It is desolate, complex, heartbreaking, erotic, and triumphant. The little victories are both evident and discrete as they both were not easily accomplished. This journey overall supports the value in being true to yourself and looking at what is beneath the exteriors.